Introducing this week’s community legend

Based in Western Sydney – one of the important growth areas for the AFL – Brad has played a number of roles at grass roots level to develop the code.

He was a co-founder of the restarted Holsworthy (now called South West Tigers) Football Club and is still involved in the club today as a Patron. 

His influence in the South West has seen his club grow to around 150 members, the second biggest in the Western Sydney region.

Outside of his club, Brad has given many years of service to the South West Sydney Regional Committee and nowadays to the Western Sydney Regional Committee – the body charged with administering the growing junior competition in Western Sydney. 

He was the inaugural Deputy Chair of the Western Sydney Regional Committee and has stood on the committee in some capacity for the last five seasons.

For the past two seasons, Brad has had the unenviable task of configuring the Western Sydney fixtures.

His influence is not lost on Western Sydney Regional Committee Chairman, Steve Edwards.

“Brad has a great work ethic at both club and Regional Committee level as shown by the number of roles he has performed,” Edwards said.

In the highly competitive market of Western Sydney, volunteers like Brad Lahey are simply invaluable in growing our great game.

Each week during the regular season AFL NSW/ACT will identify and recognise a local Community Legend from one of our community Leagues. Volunteers play a vital role within our game and without them community football simple doesn’t happen.

AFL NSW/ACT would like to thank all of our community volunteers for their ongoing commitment to our game.